What is the best procedure for me? (photos)
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Breast lift is best for sagging breasts
Honestly, breast implants alone will make your problem worse. Implants are heavy and will stretch your tissues further making correction more difficult down the line. You are actually a perfect candidate for The Horndeski Method breast lift. Please take a look at the video and see what can now be achieved with current techniques. I hope this helps.
Best wishes and kind regards,
Gary Horndeski M.D.
Hi there Alana,
You are a really interesting case. I see lots of patients like you who think they need an implant.
You may well need and implant but the most important component of your breast surgery is an uplift.
Given your body shape and natural volume of breast tissue I think you should start with a lift and see if you are happy. The majority of patients i see that are in your situation stop there and do not proceed to implant.
Although the scarring is more, they are usually very well tolerated and rarely do i see patients complaining about them.
Combining a lift with an augmentation for you I think is fraught with danger, there are significantly increased risks as well as a higher rate of revision surgery.
My opinion would be to start with mastopexy and see if that achieves your goals. If not you can always have an implant down the track. The cost difference of doing them separately is marginal.
Given that you are in Melbourne, I would be happy to see you for a consultation and discuss things in more detail.
Hopefully that is helpful to you
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Lift / Implants
You have breasts that are meant to sit quite high on your chest wall and with your 'deep' chest shape I think you will be very pleased with how large your breasts look once you have had a lift .
I wouldn't suggest putting implants in at the same time as firstly I think you will like your size once lifted and secondly because it will compromise the lift and increase your chances of complications .
Breast lift with augmentation
Choosing between lift alone or breast lift with implants:
A question I often ask is whether a patient is happy with her volume in a push up bra. If the answer is yes then a lift alone is often a good choice. If the answer is no and the patient desires more volume then we often choose to add an implant. . I'd suggest you go with a board certified plastic surgeon with expertise in this area. Best of luck!
Best procedures for you, some advice:
After having analyzed all the information and photos provided to us, I recommend you perform a Breast Lift to treat the sagging breast skin getting a good projection. Also a Tummy Tuck and i would like to perform waist and lateral liposuction to give you a better body contour.
In this regard, for safety reasons, to be a good candidate for the procedures you want and need your labs and cardiovascular preoperative evaluation should be in optimal ranges, that allows us to make a safe procedure.
It's very important to make a pre-op preparation before the surgery, advising the patient to take certain measures that helps to have a successful surgery with very good results.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-
With kind regards,
Lane F. Smith, M.D., F.A.A.C.S., F.A.O.H.N.S., F.A.B.F.P.R.S.
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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